The teenage years are challenging even under optimal conditions; add the additional trials and tribulations of Aliyah to the mix, and the challenge is even greater. Anglo teens in Israel confront tough questions of identity and acculturation: They have left behind communities and familiar surroundings, and are not yet comfortable in their new environment. They struggle with cultural differences, social limitations, the language barrier, and the desire to contribute to society without a framework in which they can do so.
NCSY Israel helps English-Speaking teenage immigrants integrate into Israeli society by providing a framework that allows them to take pride in who they are and where they come from, as they become fully acculturated members of Israeli society. For a growing number of immigrants from English-speaking communities, NCSY Israel is a crucial stepping stone in the process of absorption, producing socially well adjusted, emotionally healthy, proud Israeli teens.